Jack Sierad is a Ph. D. from U.C.L.A. who has been doing seaglass art for the past 8 years. For those who do not know what seaglass is, it is broken glass (bottles, etc.) that have been thrown into the ocean for hundreds of years. These pieces of glass then get churned up by the ocean over many years which results in seaglass, these beautiful gems created by the sea.
He creates unique mosaic pictures from these jewels. He is one of the few people on the planet doing this type of art. No piece of glass is cut or shaved. Each piece of glass is used as it was found on the beach. A picture takes about 3 weeks in the making and approximately one month’s worth of collecting, utilizing anywhere from 2,500 to 5,000 pieces. What he use in one picture is equivalent to what one person might find in their lifetime. Pictures measure either 18” x 24” or 24” x 36”. They may be hung on the wall or in a window, allowing the sun to shine through to ignite them as they can be viewed either side. Lastly, he also make beautifully designed jewelry from these gems.
All of Jack Sierad’s works may be seen on his website at www.drjacksseaglassart.com